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this is bbc news. the headlines at four. the shadow brexit secretary says labour could build a new relationship with the eu single market after brexit. we stand ready to ta ke market after brexit. we stand ready to take charge of these negotiations, not acting for narrow political gain but in the national interest. labour also says it would review contracts signed under the private finance initiative and could end them. right—wing nationalists break through in the german elections and vow through in the german elections and vow to fight what they call the foreign invasion. we will hunt mrs merkel and we'll get our country and our people back. also in the next hour, an admission from the boss of uber that the company must change. the taxi service apologises for previous mistakes, and london's mayor backs new talks over the company's licence. a 16—year—old girl is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman is stabbed at a
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school in lincolnshire. a lucky escape for a man who fell 50 feet down this disused mine shaft in cornwall. labour has promised to review all government contracts using pfi the private—finance initiative if it is elected. the pledge to the party's conference in brighton came as the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir starmer, suggested that single market and customs union options should not be swept off the table at this stage saying a final deal could retain the benefits of both. but some delegates criticised the leadership during a passionate debate at the party conference. eleanor garnier reports from brighton. all smiles as they try to put on a united front but there is no hiding it.
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it is plain for all to see. divisions in labour over brexit once again coming to the fore. what i want to do first of all congratulate conference. yesterday you voted away your chance to remain in the single market. you voted away your chance to stay in the eu. you have as much chance of stopping brexit as jeremy corbyn has of wearing my tottenham shirt! get real! he is certainly widely adored here. jeremy corbyn‘s position and policies now almost unchallenged in labour. but for the crucial issue brexit, well, label deals but for the crucial issue brexit, while labour deals with internal divisions and its shadow brexit secretary
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insisted the party was a government in waiting. no rash ideological red lines preventing a sensible deal. no fantastical blue sky proposals. a pragmatic approach. labour are now the grown—ups in the room. we stand ready to take charge of these negotiations, not acting for narrow political gain but in the national interest. brexit rows and all, conference is now in full flow, but as labour tries to divert attention away from its difficulties on the eu, it hopes new policies like a cap on credit card interest will be popular with voters. i am calling upon the government to act now and apply the same rules on payday loans to credit card debt. it means that nobody will ever pay more in interest than the original loan. if the tories refuse to act, i can announce today that the next labour government will amend the law. and there was also an expensive announcement about pfi,
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the programme of funding public infrastructure projects with private capital. we will put an end to this scandal and we will reduce the cost to taxpayers. how? we have already pledged that there will be no new pfi deals signed by us in government. but we will go further and i can tell you today it is what you have been calling for. we will bring existing pfi contracts back in—house. labour is trying to show it has got the idea is to propel it into government. it hopes to prove notjust to its own supporters but voters elsewhere it has got what it takes to lead the country. eleanor garnier, bbc news, brighton. let's cross to brighton and speak to our chief political correspondent vicki young. that pfi initiative announcement is a big deal but brexit is still overshadowing everything? yes, that is right. brexit obviously is the issue of the moment, of the next few yea rs, issue of the moment, of the next few years, obviously politically what is going to go on in parliament and what labour want to do is to talk
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about the disunity in the conservative party and in the cabinet and how damaging they say thatis cabinet and how damaging they say that is for negotiations. but of course they have problems of their own. there are many here who listen tojeremy corbyn, it's clear and we have seen throughout his parentry career that he's always been very much on the euro—sceptic side of the argument. so that has been an issue here. of course, many of his supporters are very much on the remain side, so there's been a battle about that here, but we heard from keir starmer that there were people from the floor making their views plain as well. john mcdonnell‘s announcements on pfi is very significant. it was obviously greeted warmly in the hall, it's something that many in labour have complained about for years, although of course it was used most by gordon brown when he was chancellor and then prime minister. but they think it's bad value for money, so they wa nt to it's bad value for money, so they want to try to get out of some of the contracts. the big question is, will it cost money? will it cost taxpayers' money? they seem to
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think, labour's treasury team, that it could be self—financing, that's how they describe it. earlier, i spoke to pauljohnson, from the institute for fiscal studies, about just how this might work. you are not going to save money by getting out because presume my you are going to have to pay the companies with which you have the legal agreement in orderto which you have the legal agreement in order to get out of them. i hope they mean that they'll pay in respect of the law, if they do, then they may well be right that it won't cost much but it won't cost much money either. in his speech, john mcdonnell sounded adamant saying we are going to bring the contracts backin are going to bring the contracts back in house. afterwards the briefing from labour not as clear cut as that, saying that this is a review of all existing contracts, they will look at them and where necessary ta ke they will look at them and where necessary take them over and bring them back in—house. so we'll see how much that would actually happen, although their spokespeople saying they would think that most of the
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contracts would end up being back in—house. it's not just contracts would end up being back in—house. it's notjust the funding of buildings, it's the contracts, maintenance and staff, so really big deals, which for some people, particular hi the unions, it's been a long time coming. sadiq khan has been on the stage and got a rapturous welcome. i wonder howjeremy corbyn would feel about that? there was all sorts of shenanigans going on when it was unclear whether sadiq khan was going to be given a spot to speak at all. at one point, it looked like he wouldn't be. in the end though, he's managed to get his place up there on the podium. they had to actually pull the curtain back and bring in more of the seats because so many people wa nted the seats because so many people wanted to listen to him and many here felt that it was absolutely right that he, as of course the labour elected mayor of london, a huge mandate, a powerful position, that he should be allowed to speak. but there's been controversy. yesterday andy burnham, the mayor of greater manchester, saying he wasn't given a slot to speak, he was saying
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it's too londonsen trick and the voices of the north need to be heard. thank you very much. we are hearing an oxford university student who stabbed her ex—boyfriend has been given a ten month suspended sentence. lavinia woodward pleaded guilty to the attack in may. john donnison is at oxford crown court. this case arused a lot of debate because of the judge's comments at the time of her conviction —— aroused a lot of debate? at the time of her conviction, she pleaded guilty to inflicting unlawful wounding. thejudge guilty to inflicting unlawful wounding. the judge said that because she was an extraordinarily able young lady, obviously very intelligent, a medical student at oxford university, that she might not get a prison sentence. today, she has avoided jail, she's been given a ten month suspended sentence, suspended for 18 months. if she doesn't offend during that
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time, she will not go to jail. the background to this case, on the 13th december last year she had a row with her boyfriend at the time at christchurch college in oxford. she stabbed him with a bred knife in the leg, as well as cutting his fingers. she had been drinking heavily and also had taken drugs. he suffered fairly minor injuries but required stitches to her leg on the other hand is how she's ended up in court. thank you very much. the fourth round of brexit talks between british and eu negotiators has begun in brussels today. it's the first opportunity for the european delegation to respond to theresa may's speech in florence last week, which aimed to break the deadlock in negotiations. chris morris is in brussels. what is happening is that michel barnier is addressing
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ministers from the other 27 countries in a meeting giving him his version of where we have got to. in a couple of hours, mr barnier and mr davis will meet up. we'll see the eu really trying to roadtest some of the broad principles that theresa may set out in that speech in florence and go through them in technical detail. essentially they are still saying where's the beef. for example on money she said the uk would be prepared to continue paying into the eu budget during a two—year transition. we know that could be roughly £18 billion worth of contributions. what the eu wants to know is, what does britain think it's paying for? is that primarily or exclusively to maintain britain's current role in the single market, or does britain think that means it will have paid off its past debts as well. money is a critical issue. on other things as well, for example like an agreement on citizens rights, the rest of the eu is going to take some of the statements that mrs may made and say to the negotiators, let's drill down into this a bit
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and come up with some specific proposals. while you have been there, what are you picking up in terms of the mood music? do you get a sense that what theresa may's said last week has changed the dynamic? you know, it's quite hard to tell, partly because while our newspapers and the broadcasters like us go through every twist and turn of what's happening, the rest of europe has moved on a bit. it's really not the first priority in the media or among many other officials. obviously they are looking hard, as we are, at what is happening in the german election and looking at other issues. tomorrow, emmanuel macron will give a speech on the future of the eurozone, so brexit is not front and central as much as we hoped seeing as we are keen to get a deal under way. i think overall, they liked the tone of the speech because it was much less aggressive, is possibly the right word, than her previous
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speech back injanuary. the right—wing nationalist party that has stunned germany by winning nearly 13% of the vote has vowed to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into the country. the anti—immigration party alternative for germany or afd looks set to gain nearly one hundred seats in the german parliament. angela merkel was re—elected as chancellor for a fourth term but with fewer votes and faces complex negotiations to form a coalition government. a warning that gavin lee's reports from berlin contains some flashing images. there's a new party in town. and they're talking of a revolution in german politics. the afd have emerged in the last four years, they're populist, anti—immigrant, anti—islam, and described as toxic by mainstream german parties. but with 12% of the vote, 5 million people supporting them, they're now the third biggest party in the bundestag, with a pledge
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to put german people first. translation: we will hunt them down. we'll hunt mrs merkel down, and we'll take back our country, and our people. but at this morning's press conference, cracks were already showing in the leadership, the group's chairwoman frauke petry announcing that she is leaving the party, telling reporters it's rhetoric has become too extreme. this is one of the more deprived parts of berlin. in this eastern district, 20% of voters chose the alternative for germany. people here talk about being left behind, being forgotten, that they're not listen to. and the one issue that keeps coming up here and elsewhere in the country that has led to more people wanting changes how they perceive angela merkel dealt with the migration crisis. i didn't like angela merkel, because there was no stop in the refugee politics. it was all too quick, and she didn't say, like, ok, we stopped at that and that number.
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translation: i think we should give the afd a chance to see they are really for the state and everyone. to see if they are really for the state and everyone. translation: it's ok for people to come to germany when they really need help, but we've got poor people, too. angela merkel gives little away. but at last night's cdu celebration, she was clear that despite gaining most votes, the fact that 1 million of her supporters opted instead for the afd has disturbed her. translation: we will have to win back those who voted afd by solving their problems, listening to their concerns and fears, and with good politics. this is how votes translate to seats in parliament. six parties will share power in the bundestag with a record number of mps. but for the world's most powerful woman, in europe's richest country,
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the certainty and stability enjoyed for so long by the so—called miracle machine has been challenged. earlier we heard from chris morris on the mood music on theresa may's speech in florence last weekend. we arejust speech in florence last weekend. we are just hearing that the eu27 have said that the brexit negotiations must go through michel barnier, the chief negotiator and at the moment they are saying not sufficient progress yet to move to trade talks is the word from reuters. the mood music then is decidedly flat. also michel barnier says it must be translated into precise negotiating positions. so just getting another line, also saying the eu must decide whether brexit transition is in its interests and maintains eu laws. so
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must decide whether brexit transition is in its interests and must translate to eu laws. so that would suggest continued frustration with the british position in those negotiations despite what theresa may had to say in florence. we'll get more from our correspondent in brussels later on. the headlines: the shadow brexit secretary says labour could build a new relationship with the single market after brexit. labour also says it would review contracts signed under the private finance initiative. right—wingers get ready to combat what they call the foreign invasion. fifa say the right things are in place to prevent similar things happening in future after mark sampson was sacked. jose mourinho
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will face no further action after being sent off on saturday. and graham p onions is leaving durham, they've failed to reach a new contract. a surgeon has been stabbed in the neck on his way to a mosque in greater manchester, in a suspected hate crime. dr nasser kurdy was attacked outside the altrincham and hale muslim association yesterday evening. he was taken to hospital, and has since been discharged. police are questioning two men over the attack, as judith moritz reports. he had something in his hand... moments after he was stabbed, this is mr kurdy inside the mosque. he was on his way into the building when he became aware of another man across the road. moments later, he was attacked. i went into the hall. i felt threatened. today, he is recovering at home
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and is very thankful to be alive. i remember a heavy blow to the back of my neck. that was after i'd entered the premises. it was a total shock. i genuinely felt he was going to run after me into the mosque and just carry on what he started. it felt that way, the anger that was coming across was quite clear to me. greater manchester police are treating the attack as a hate crime, but have not classified it as terrorist related. they've arrested two men, age 5a and 32 in connection with it. members of the mosque community say they have experienced some low—level abuse before, but it is unusual here. as a community, we'll stand strong, we will, of course, it's very important here that we stand together, notjust as the muslim community, but as kind of wider communities from altrincham
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and trafford because that's what we have done in the past. mr kurdy has been watching the footage of himself after the attack. as on orthopaedic surgeon, he was treated in hospital by the medical staff he normally works alongside and he's very aware that his neck wound could have been a lot worse. there is a lot of vital structures in that area and some of them can be fatal. no two ways about it. some of it can be very disabling. mr kurdy says he won't be deterred from going to mosque and that he's angela merkel said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for the arrival of nationalists afd. ross atkins is in berlin for us, underlining what a hollow victory this was for her? yes. she didn't look in celebratory
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mood when she came out last night. she acknowledged straightaway this wasn't the result the party was looking for, still the biggest party but a huge dip on the result they picked up on the last election down to 33% of the vote from over 41%. that puts her in a weaker position as she twos into negotiations to form a coalition government. we'll have to see what kind of compromises she's prepared to make. but it's unusualfor she's prepared to make. but it's unusual for us isn't it to be looking at angela merkel and not talking about success. she's one of the world's most successful politicians, dominates european politics, but she's got difficulties at home and in part that's because her party, the cdu, has lost hundreds of thousands, if not over a million voters to the alternative for germany party, a party which is right—wing, which is nationalist. and we can speak to one of its members now, hugh bronson represents the afd at state level here in
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berlin. thank you very much for your time. thank you. you have only had a few hours to digest this result and already your party seems to be falling apart, frauke petrie leaving. it's not the party falling apart, it's her leaving. sometimes they have egos as big as their parties. her suggestion was rejected and she wasn't happy. earlier on, stuttgart for a future vision, she wanted to have a different clear outline and members rejected that. it was a defeat she couldn't suffer very well. she also says she wants to make the party one which could go into the government and that the tone adopted by some of your collea g u es tone adopted by some of your colleagues is not appropriate, for instance, we had one colleague last night saying, we'll hunt merkel. do
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you think language like that is helpful? it was mr gauland who said that. he was in the cdu for years, merkel's party, he knows what language to use to get them excited and challenged. what he meant was, we will not stand and sit by while this policy continues, parliament is being a very peaceful atmosphere, like almost sleeping beauty, nothing else happened. everything that merkel wanted she got. there was no real opposition. we are trying to provide this opposition and hold her accountable. looking at other quotes, mr gauland says refugees and migrants are taking away a piece of this country. in what way? this is not really ta ken this country. in what way? this is not really taken literally, we are... it's what he said. yes, and i'm telling you don't take this too literally, he means that they'rer they're taking up resources that should be used for refugees and not bogus asylum seekers. don't forget
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merkel opened the borders, 1.5 million came in, over300,000 merkel opened the borders, 1.5 million came in, over 300,000 did not register so we don't know where they are. in the city of berlin, they've rejected asylum seekers and they've rejected asylum seekers and the city refuses to deport them. these people are using up resources we should be using for true refugees. thank you very much. simon, we don't yet know who the biggest opposition party will be because until we know which parties go into coalition we don't know of course who else will be left. if the social democrats do a u—turn and in fa ct social democrats do a u—turn and in fact go into coalition with angela merkel, no suggestion they will, but if they were to do that, that would leave the alternative for germany as the biggest opposition party. thank you very much. complr a 61—year—old woman has been taken to hospital this morning with stab this morning with stab wounds following an incident at a school in scunthorpe in lincolnshire.
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the woman who is a welfare officer at winterton community academy sustained non—life threatening injuries. a 16—year—old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being questioned by officers. the boss of the taxi service uber has apologised for the "mistakes" they've made after the company was refused a new licence to operate in london. transport for london said it had concerns over the company's conduct. uber is appealing against the decision but admitted it had "got things wrong". sadiq khan has asked tfl to make themselves available to uber. last week uber was told it was not fit to have a licence to run mini—cabs on grounds of the way it reported serious criminal offences, amongst other things also
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the background checks, the way they were being done. uber reacted to that quite strongly, saying they thought it was restricting consumer choice to do that, that it was giving a name to london for being anti—innovation, they started a petition, an online petition that's got more than 750,000 signatures. he said we've got things wrong, we must also change, as well as challenging this in the courts, it's his job to help uber write it next chapter. they'll work with london to make things right and show humility. now, the publication of that letter, the mayor's come back and said, well, ok, he's told transport for london that they should meet
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with the head of uber, he welcomes the apology that they've acknowledged the issues that uber faces in london and that even though there is this legal process that's going to be in place, he's asked tfl, transport for london, to make themselves available to meet with him. is this just a london issue, because uber operates in other cities in the uk? it does operate in other cities, it's separately licensed. there is a wrinkle in this in that if uber is licensed in another place like manchester and a drive and car is licensed there, they can carry on plying their trade in london even if the stopping of the licence was made. a man has been rescued afterfalling 50 feet down a disused mineshaft in west cornwall. police say the man had been with a walking group on a coastal path when he fell down a very black hole and got trapped on a ledge. it took emergency services six hours to rescue him. he was then airlifted to hospital, but it has now emerged that he does
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have what are being described as life threatening injuries. sophie long reports. the painstaking operation to reach and rescue an injured man some 50 feet underground. it's thought the man, who is believed to be in his 50s, was walking along the coast path in west cornwall, when he wandered into a horizontal mine entrance. about 25 metres in comedy suddenly shot down the shaft, about 25 metres in he suddenly shot down the shaft, a ledge, breaking his fall, and his pelvis, more than 15 metres down. members of his walking group alerted the emergency services, and a multi—agency rescue was activated. it wasn't long before he could see the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel. but it was some hours before a paramedic and technical rescue supervisor were able to reach him. the critical concern at this point, not his injuries, but the passage of time,
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and the temperature. we recognise, obviously, being down there for a while, hypothermia quickly does set in, especially when somebody is shocked. so quickly, we made verbal contact, which is also reassuring, and then we got blankets and also watered down to the casualty. water down to the casualty. again, really giving them that vital life—saving requirements before, obviously, extricating them. after hours of waiting, cold, alone and in pain, the complicated operation to get him out. after an ordeal lasting some six hours, he was finally winched to safety, and airlifted to hospital, suffering from a broken pelvis, and the effects of hypothermia. now a look at the weather.
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some are bathed in sunshine, for others, cloudy damp and misty and murky, not a great deal in—between this afternoon. cloudy and damp with light rain and drizzle. northern ireland has seen some great sunshine today, wales and south—west england as well. we keep a fair amount of cloud across the uk overnight against low cloud. there's hill fog and it's drizzly in places. you can see patchy low—level fog. a misty, murky, cloudy and perhaps drizzly start tomorrow. bear with it though, the day improves and the cloud will break, the sun starts to come out. a bit breezier but it's a fine, dry day for most places though with the chance of catching the odd stray shower. east anglia, the midlands, the odd one for north—east scotland and south—east england. a fine day down the eastern side of the uk on
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wednesday, though the winds pick up across—the—board. you can see the atla ntic across—the—board. you can see the atlantic weather system bringing rain into northern ireland, wales and south—west england. that spreads east wednesday night into thursday morning. more in half an hour. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: shadow brexit secretary keir starmer confirms that "remaining in a form of customs union with the eu" is a possible aim for labour and accuses the conservatives of "joyriding" the economy "off "a cliff—edge". labour also says it would review contracts signed under the private finance initiative, and could end them. the right—wing, nationalist afd party vows to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into germany, after winning seats in parliament for the first time. london's mayor sadiq khan has asked tfl to make themselves available for talks with uber after the taxi app's ceo apologised for mistakes it said the company has made. a 16—yearold girl is arrested
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on suspicion of attempted murder over the stabbing of a woman at a school in north lincolnshire. it is time for the sport. it is hugh ferris. taking over the reigns. following last week's sacking of england women football manager mark sampson, the football association say they're confident that the right procedures are in place to prevent a similar issue arising now or in the future. sampson was dismissed last wednesday following evidence of "inappropriate" behaviour in a previous role. here's more from our sports news correspondent richard conway. the fa say they will conduct a review into what they call historic processes , review into what they call historic processes, but a reminder that history to the fa in this instance which means 2013, 2014 and 2015, that's how recent the events around mark sampson are known to have taken place. that investigation, that
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safeguarding inquiry took place back then, but martin glenn the fa's chief executive says he didn't become aware of the existence of the safeguarding case until october of 2015 and he didn't look into the exact details of it untiljust a couple of weeks ago. internationals the fa board expressing their confidence in martin glenn and chairman greg clarke. they say they are of the belief that a similar situation will not occur now or in the future. it would appear as far as the fa board are concerned, case closed, nothing more to see, but not yet, damien collins the chair of the culture, media and sport committee, he wants to see fa officials before him and his panel of mps next month. they will come in for sustain scrutiny about who knew what and when. this matter is not overjust yet. gordon strachan‘s announced his squad for the two
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world cup qualifying matches that will seal scotland's fate next month. leeds captain liam cooper has been recalled. leigh griffiths is one of six celtic players in the squad which is one with few shocks. after winning their last two games. scotland face slovakia and slovenia in october. knowing victory in both would all but guarantee a play—off spot. this is huge. they all want to be involved in it. between them and the five million people who are supporting us, who i know are supporting us, who i know are supporting us, who i know are supporting us because i bumped into them every day, that we are looking forward to a great occasion. we know it can be an occasion that we could get disappointed, but we're not thinking that way. gareth barry will break the premier league appearance record tonight, more than 19 years since his debut as a teenager for aston villa. match number 633 is for a different team, west brom at arsenal tonight.
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if selected of course. so at the age of 36 he'll surpass the previous mark set by ryan giggs. i'm really proud to have reached that number, you know. i havejust said before they go so quickly. 20 yea rs said before they go so quickly. 20 years ago, i remember my debut. i ended up getting to this number which is myself, and my family were proud to reach that great achievement. so, not something now because you're still out there doing your job, because you're still out there doing yourjob, but when you're hanging up yourjob, but when you're hanging up your boots you'll look back and realise to reach that number was fantastic. england number eight billy vunipola sez he'd accept taking a pay cut to play fewer matches with the number eight facing another four months out injured. his comments came before his latest injury... to his knee. but after missing the lions tour
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with a shoulder problem, he'll now have to sit out the autumn internationals. he had a terrific autumn and a great six nations as well. he is a guy that can slot in fine and i think that can slot in fine and i think that back row is a competitive area a nyway that back row is a competitive area anyway across england. johanna konta's disappointing run has continued. she has been knocked out of the competition. i will have more in the next hour. more on the brexit, keir starmer said that the grown—ups, that's them, and they stand ready to take charge of negotiations on europe. our chief political correspondent vicki young is in brighton at the labour party conference for us. how do you assess the mood. it
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verges from pop concert, sadiq khan they were on their feet a few moments ago. it is a different kind of conference, isn't it? yes, it really does feel like a party in there. going into the hall, the way they are selecting people to come up and speak from the floor, people are waving theirjeremy corbyn scarfs and it is different from any other conference that most of us ever been to and it is the fact thatjeremy corbyn really for the first time hasn't got the issues of his leadership hanging over him. in previous years, of course, we have had labour mps very unhappy with him and his leadership and his policies. that's gone away. it is under the surface for some of them, but after that general election result, many people talking about it as a victory. others having to point out he didn't win the election, labour still need 60 seats in order to get into power, but nevertheless it means they can concentrate more on
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their policies. that's what we saw from john mcdonnell. coming across with a big intervention from the state if it comes to nationalising the railways, the energy companies, elect fition railways, they said, all sorts of things which are going down really well on the floor here and that is now what they're concentrating, trying to get popular policies over to people because they say they are ready for a general election and they are ready to take power. in terms of the feeling when sadiq khan gets up on his feet, there is the issue of brexit, which, of course, jofr shadows everything. the pfi initiative and saying they will take those back into public ownership, the problem for labour has been how are you going to pay for it? how do they answer that this time? yeah, we have been asking them that question. now, they are actually giving a briefing about how they would pay for it. their arguments are that the contracts are such bad value for money that they can put in bond governments instead
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of shares and say they say it will be self financing, that's the phrase that someone from the labour treasury team came up with. i spoke to someone from the instituted of fiscal studies. he had more of an issue worthwhile some of the things labour are trying to do, abolishing tuition fees. all these things are costly, although they talk about a higher tax rate for those earning over £80,000 and putting up corporation tax, there are some who don't think it would be enough to fund this. union leaders are saying there is nothing wrong with borrow money for infrastructure when interest rates are so low. vicki, thank you very much. in brussels, the picture rather tells you all you need to know. it is the union flag and the european flag which means michel barnier and david davis are scheduled to come out at some stage and give an update
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as the fourth round of brexit talks get under way. we are eight getting a sense of what has been said because michel barnier has been speaking at a news conference. he said if the uk is asking for a transitional period it is the uk asking, not us, if the idea is that during that period the uk will still participate in the single market thenit participate in the single market then it is quite clear that all european regulations, enforcement, financial conditions, supervision, all of that, has to be maintained during the period without any exceptions. he described theresa may's comments on friday, in her speech in florence, described it as a constructive spirit which has won a constructive spirit which has won a cautious welcome from the european union. but we are waiting to hear from michel barnier and david davis. it has to be said, the mood music isn't that positive and would suggest there are considerable frustrations within the eu about the uk approach. solicitor we will take you to brussels as soon as they appearfor the you to brussels as soon as they appear for the news conference there.
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the headlines: the headlines: the shadow brexit secretary says labour could build a new relationship the eu's single market after brexit. labour says it would review contracts signed under the private finance initiative and could end them. right—wing nationalists break through in the german election and vow through in the german election and vow what they call the foreign invasion. hello. well, let's look at what has been happening. not great news. the ftse particularly badly hit. banking stocks doing badly on the ftse. mining stocks also fell. in the us tech stocks have been weighing on the markets over there. let's look at what has been catching the eyes of investors. angela merkel's
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election victory has been encouraging some investors in germany. closer to home, labour says it will bring this laws to limit the amount of interest that can be charged on credit card debts if it wins the next election. under the proposed changes nobody would pay more in interest tha n changes nobody would pay more in interest than they had originally borrowed. aldi had record sales in the uk and ireland, but profits dropped by 17%. let's get more on this. we'rejoined by laura lambie. let's start with the remarkable figures from aldi, why the drop in profits? margins are being squeezed and it's interesting to know that tesco launched a budget range and that's beginning to impact on their margins and we have had inflationary pressures which have increased costs. so i think that's what is to blame for the drop in margins. they are spending a lot of money
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revamping existing stores, £300 million hand set aside and they have got big plans to open extra stores. 1,000 stores by 20228. ambitious strategic plans from them. how vicious and how much further and deeper can this supermarket price war cutting campaign deeper can this supermarket price warcutting campaign go? deeper can this supermarket price war cutting campaign go? well, hopefully from a consumer's point of view, it can go lower. aldi said they want to be the lowest priced grocer in the uk, but that comes at a cost. and that's why we have seen margins coming under pressure. let's look at this proposal on limiting the amount of interest on credit card debt. this shows just how seriously we as a society now are taking the question of credit ca rd are taking the question of credit card debt. how concerned should we be about the extent of debt? credit ca rd be about the extent of debt? credit card debt interest rates are capped
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the same as payday loans. it is a huge problem, i think, for the uk in general and the average british household owes about £2350 in debt and banks and building societies write off £6 million in credit card debt every day. so it's a big issue and especially if you consider that we arejust and especially if you consider that we are just about to start seeing interest rates going up. interest rates which have not gone up since 2007. many consumers won't have experienced interest rates going u there is a double—edged sword. it is a problem that needs to be addressed. angela merkel, now entering her fourth addressed. angela merkel, now entering herfourth period of running europe's biggest economy. how have the markets reacted to that? somewhat mutedly. the euro weakened a bit on the back of the results. we were expecting angela merkel's party to lose some of the voting share and the grand coalition which has existed for the last four yea rs seems which has existed for the last four years seems to be no longer going to happen and she will have to make
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protracted coalition agreements with three smaller parties. but she looks as if she will be in powerfor the next four years, but that power is somewhat diminished. laura, thank you very much. that's it from me. simon, back to you. we're going to return to the labour party conference in brighton and when i said to vicki young we would be back with her soon, i didn't think it would be this quick, but you have got someone with you! that's right, yes, brexit has been discussed here today. not everyone completely happy at the fact that there hasn't been, there is not going to be a substantive there is not going to be a su bsta ntive vote there is not going to be a substantive vote on labour policy on brexit. nevertheless, sir keir starmer who is the labour's brexit spokesman he did layout labour's position and he is with me now to discuss it further. we are in a position where you have made it clear that during a transition period of two years, maybe more, we would stay in the single market? within the single market and within a customs union with the eu and that's to create certainty and stability for businesses and i think
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the penny has finally dropped for the penny has finally dropped for the government that they're not going to complete the negotiation within two years. that's what they promised us, but that's clearly not going to happen do you see any difference between your policies? we adopted this position over the summer. he set it out clearly. the prime minister went to florence and said a numberof prime minister went to florence and said a number of things, but actually adopted the transitional arrangements position that the labour party set out and that's because they are the pragmatic sensible grown—up position for anybody who understands the negotiations are not going top come in within the time frame the government promised. michel barnier said in the last hour that transition period, they will look at it. this is what the uk wants, he says, but the eu will have to look to see if it is what the eu want and if it is to happen, the uk will have to a cce pt if it is to happen, the uk will have to accept all new eu regulations? the negotiations are two—way, it is important for the eu to respond. i hope that they agree transitional measures because that's in our interests as the uk, but it is also
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in the interests of the eu and the guideline principles suggested they would be open to it, so i hope that can be negotiated. it is important that's resolved quickly because businesses are having to prepare and the longer the clock goes on on this, the less time they have to prepare. so that has to happen. we have been clear that the terms of the transitional arrangements are on the transitional arrangements are on the same terms and that means we would have to abide by the rules and lations the prime minister is in the same place. she said in florence effectively that freedom of movement rules will have to stay during the tran circumstantial arrangement, there is a review of immigration going on which we'll not report until next year. the government is not ready for 2019. there is clarity about a possible transition period. what is labour's view given that you say you are ready for government. you may have to take over the negotiation ifs there were to be a general election. what about that, are you leaving open, we could stay in the single market? we are starting from the question what are
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our priorities and what do we want to achieve? the jobs and the economy has got to come first. that means retaining the benefits of the single market and the customs union. how we achieve that, is obviously subject to the negotiations and... staying in is an option or not? we have been critical of the prime minister for saying you've swept all the options off the table when you should have left them on the table. staying in the configuration we have got is not really possible. the question is can we reconfigure and have a system that allows us the benefits either by some reformed approach to the single market, some changed relationship or by possibly staying ina relationship or by possibly staying in a customs union, but i emphasise, these are options, we don't want to get into the debate... sorry, we're pulling away, because michel barnier and david davis are giving a news concerns in brussels. the first round of negotiations, prime
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ministers may's speech in florence showed a constructive spirit and today i discussed the state of play of the negotiations in the european parliament this morning and just now in the general affair councils. the european union is keen and eager to understand better how the uk government will translate the prime minister's speech into negotiating positions. this is essential and would enable us to advance this week, i hope, and make real progress over the coming months. real progress on the three main issues, citizens, ireland, financial settlement, is essential to move to
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the discussion as in transition as well as as in the future. these are separate issues. we need not to remind ourselves that we are six months into the process. we are getting closer to the uk's withdrawal. and i think that this moment should be a moment of clarity. thank you. thank you. imauto' pleased to be back in brussels with you for the fourth round of negotiations. we expect this to be a busy week. one that will set us on the important path towards our future partnership. the prime minister's speech on friday set out clearly the leadership and flexibility needed to make a success of these negotiations. this round for me, we are building on the technical work done in previous rounds and the concrete proposals provided by the speech in florence. it will be now for our teams to work
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through those details this week. on citizens rights, we will incorporate the agreement fully into uk law and ta ke the agreement fully into uk law and take steps to ensure consistent interpretation. we hope to make progress on issues like the onward movement of uk citizens in the european union and voting rights in local elections. we both want to avoid changes to the way citizens enjoy their rights and our proposals will deliver that. on northern ireland and ireland, we made good progress at the last round as you said with a common desire to maintain the common travel area and protect the good friday agreement. this week will be about crunching through the technical detail of how we together, make that happen. on the financial settlement, as part of a smooth and ordinarily exit, we don't want to our eu partners to worry that they need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave. the uk will honour commitments we have made during the period of our membership.
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but it is obvious that reaching a conclusion on this issue can only be donein conclusion on this issue can only be done in the context and in accordance with a new deep and special partnership with the european union. so the uk is absolutely committed to work through the detail. we are lalg out concrete proposals and there are no excuses for standing in the way of progress. it will take pragmatism on both sides to make head—way and i hope we can achieve that this week, thank you. studio: well, it has to be said, the mood music of that is that things haven't really progressed at all following theresa may's speech in florence last friday which was aimed at breaking the deadlock which it would suggest that looking at those two menjust now would suggest that looking at those two men just now we are still in the heart of because michel barnier saying that we are six months in and
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we still need more information from the british. david davis there calling for pragmatism when that's clearly missing from both sides at this stage. michel barnier before the talks got under way, he said he would not discuss theresa may's call for a transition deal after brexit until there was progress on the key divorce issues including money and citizens rights. you saw david davis saying to europe, don't worry about the money, we will do what is fair and rightand the money, we will do what is fair and right and again urging for pragmatism, but without any movement on those three issues, trade deals and other discussions are clearly some way away. so frustration from michel barnier and from david davis, well, difficult to read it, but progress is one word that perhaps is lacking as a result of those talks today. we'll bring you more analysis of that later on, but michel barnier and david davis not taking questions from journalist, rather short and
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rather sharp statements from both of them. suggesting that very little movement has been made today. more on that in the five o'clock news with huw. it's one of the most prestigious awards in the art world with previous winners including household names such as damien hirst and grayson perry. this year, four nominees are in contention for the turner prize, which will be staged in hull. ourarts our arts editor will gompertz spoke to me earlier. we've got three painters, a wood block maker and a film—maker making sensible, thoughtful, elegant works. i suppose the story, if there is a story, is the beneficiary of the age change. before this year you had to be 50 years or younger, the threshold has been removed. one of the people is 63 years old. it sounds odd to have that rule? i suppose that's why they got rid of
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it. the idea that you are only good or interesting when you're under 50... we both know that's nonsense! flying the flag for us. she is a good artist. what it does raise is this question, is why is she being overlooked? why is this artist, she is a painter and makes canvasses and the chair of the jury says yes, black artists were marginalised in the 80s and their work was not considered to be part of the mainstream or particularly important and they ended up having to show their work to each other as part of the black art movement. she is a very interesting artist. another black artist was born in birmingham from jamaican parents. he rifts on that area between the two where jamaica and inner city birminghamjoin two where jamaica and inner city birmingham join each other. you have pictures of barber shops and landscape and he's referencing co nsta ble. he rifts between the two? that's what you do these days.
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even if you're over 50! it's allowed! and then we have got... sorry, i've thrown you. not at all. next is a german but lives partially in britain. this is wood. she works in media, but makes wonderful wood cuts. she is interested in poverty and humility and the art world and craft. she made these lovely wood cuts of a beggar looking down to the ground. we have the other nominee who has ireish palestinian parents. they are dealing with the boring beauty of every day life. so four very different artists, but none of whom are remotely
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controversial. i was thinking to myself, maybe it shouldn't be called the turner prize, maybe it should be called thejoshua reynolds prize. it is proper as opposed to radical. does that mean we lose interest though? possibly. i won't. i like good art and it's good art. will gompertz earlier. let's get a weather forecast. i will paint some weather pictures for you simon in the next two—and—a—half minutes. let me show you the other pa rt minutes. let me show you the other part of today's story. the cloud has been breaking across western scotla nd been breaking across western scotland and glasgow seeing sunshine. along the coast, sea fog in places. northern ireland plenty of blue sky today. you can on the satellite picture, west and south wales and into south—west england. temperatures have been as high as 20.
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overnight we will bring cloud back to areas which have been clear. misty and murky and hill fog. temperatures in the range of 10 to 14 celsius. not a cold start to the day tomorrow. not a particularly bright start. misty and murky. still drizzly in some spots early on, but bear with it, the cloud starts to break and the sunshine will come through. it is an afternoon of variable cloud, but sunny spells. most of us will see the sunshine at some stage of the day, but few areas will be sunny throughout. just the hipt here, south—east england, east mid—land and east anglia of picking up mid—land and east anglia of picking up the odd shower. most will stay dry. close the coast of north—east england. a breeze coming to the north sea coast. it will keep the temperature down to 14 or 15 celsius. elsewhere, in sun it could be as high as 21 celsius. the fine
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weather continues on tuesday. on wednesday, as well, there could be early fog in the parts of eastern england. the breeze picking up wednesday and that's as another atla ntic wednesday and that's as another atlantic weather system moves in. things will turn wetter. ahead of that, you will stay dry and fine in the sunshinement the weather system moves east on wednesday night and into thursday. the rain will clear away early on thursday. there is a 93p- away early on thursday. there is a gap. things will brighten up from the west on thursday. you will see the west on thursday. you will see the rain. clearing away. a dry sunny day to follow on behind, but there is another weather system waiting in the wings and it will come into western areas as we go through the day on friday and it looks like there are more weather systems coming our way over the weekend. so things are quiet right now. they turn much more changeable later in week and into the week. there is a forecast for where you are or where
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you're going available on our website. get up—to—date on the latest on the weather systems around the world, maria, leah, watch our video online. today at 5. a future labour government would look to scrap the controversial pfi contracts on schools and hospital projects in england. at the labour conference in brighton john mcdonnell said the contracts could cost the taxpayer £200bn over coming decades. i can tell you today, it's what you've been calling for. we'll bring existing pfi contracts back in house. we're bringing them back in house. we're bringing them back. also at the conference, labour says the uk could stay in a single market after brexit. we'll have the latest from brighton and we'll be talking to the shadow brexit minister. the other main stories on bbc news at 5... a 16 year—old girl is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the stabbing of a woman
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